Transgender teacher commits suicide after bullying complaints allegedly ignored for years | Q13 FOX News

Transgender teacher commits suicide after bullying complaints allegedly ignored for years

Transgender teacher, Karis Anne Ross, commits suicide after bullying complaints ignored for years.

The family of a transgender woman says the school she taught at ignored bullying complaints for more than 10 years, largely contributing to her suicide.

CBS 58 reports German Immersion School teacher Karis Anne Ross committed suicide late in 2014. Her parents now say that consistent workplace bullying is to blame, and her suicide note can even point at people specifically responsible for inaction.

“There were people named,” Ross’ mother Jill Greinke said. “Before her transition she was being bullied. After her transition she was being bullied.

”Ross often voiced her concerns of bullying to the school’s principal, CBS 58 reports, but her complaints were allegedly ignored.

“The way it was handled is disappointing,” Madeline Dietrick, a friend, told CBS 58. “That it seemed to be more covered up than shared.”

Milwaukee Public Schools largely declined to comment on the issue. Ross’ family has sent an open letter to MPS superintendent Dr. Darienne Driver. The letter reads:

OPEN LETTER TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF MILWAUKEE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Dear Dr. Driver,

As the spring semester draws to a close and another class prepares for graduation, I wish to call to your attention to an oversight, a failure to act, by Milwaukee Public School administrators, which undoubtedly contributed to the suicide death of one of Milwaukee Public Schools’ best and brightest teachers this past school year. While the blame for her death cannot be fully placed on the Milwaukee Public School District, it is my opinion that if key personnel had responded appropriately, this teacher may have chosen to continue living…

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